2021’s Best Cities for Cat Lovers

young bearded man smiling holding cat in hands

They spill your coffee, ruin your emails, and keep you awake all night long with their zoomies. But when your feline friend gives you a coveted forehead bump or makes a fresh batch of biscuits on your belly, all the annoying parts of cat ownership melt away. 

Not every city loves your cat as much as you do, though. So, where can you find the purrfect den for you and your beloved kitty? 

To mark International Cat Day, Aug. 8, LawnStarter ranked 2021’s Best Cities for Cat Lovers based on 11 factors, such as access to vet offices, the cost of cat sitting, and feline-friendliness of local rental properties. 

Check out our ranking of the 200 largest U.S. cities below, along with some highlights and lowlights of our data. 

Our cats may not be king of the jungle, but they’re definitely king of our hearts. People in the best cat cities know that better than anyone.

Table of Contents

  1. City Rankings
  2. Highlights and Lowlights
  3. Ask the Experts
  4. Methodology

City Rankings 

See how each city fared in our ranking:

OVERALL RANKCityOverall ScoreAccess and Community RankSupplies and Care RankHousing and Accommodations Rank
1Orlando, FL57.228141
2Lakewood, CO55.926278
3Cary, NC55.489914
4Tempe, AZ55.417630
5Fort Collins, CO55.344275
6Irvine, CA53.3440189
7Bellevue, WA52.5134138
8Corona, CA51.0574324
9Naperville, IL49.75172112
10Rancho Cucamonga, CA49.5431764
11Huntington Beach, CA48.84115152
12Olathe, KS48.8229276
13Escondido, CA48.701811116
14Richmond, VA46.83441836
14Springfield, MO46.83131222
16Glendale, CA45.98224172
17Eugene, OR45.14768124
18Oceanside, CA44.6823766
19Miami, FL44.362312173
20Ontario, CA43.667910137
21Thornton, CO43.031771528
22Elk Grove, CA42.97126325
23Reno, NV42.48412680
24Tampa, FL42.35285613
25Spokane, WA42.12653043
26Salem, OR41.08433452
27Gilbert, AZ41.05714017
28Kansas City, KS40.62195553
29Pembroke Pines, FL40.524524126
30Colorado Springs, CO40.431533511
31Newport News, VA40.2913719100
32Pasadena, TX39.731232865
33Plano, TX39.39118627
34Overland Park, KS39.24177573
35Baton Rouge, LA39.14954720
36Tacoma, WA38.94624448
37Tallahassee, FL38.841773137
38Pittsburgh, PA37.85246684
39Fort Lauderdale, FL37.8416523111
40Sacramento, CA37.741053294
41Salt Lake City, UT37.65836722
42Modesto, CA36.843848113
43Denver, CO36.67536473
44Providence, RI36.662665110
45Murfreesboro, TN36.421121004
46Long Beach, CA36.349120181
47Arlington, VA35.961033194
48St. Petersburg, FL35.872536177
49Vancouver, WA35.741773949
50Mesquite, TX35.701610271
51Aurora, IL35.685852107
52Syracuse, NY35.54337696
53Lexington, KY35.531276934
54Savannah, GA35.511773862
55Santa Rosa, CA35.432754148
56Cincinnati, OH35.39509531
57Alexandria, VA35.3816525149
58Clarksville, TN35.272013135
59Lancaster, CA35.2612641101
60Greensboro, NC35.251776027
61Orange, CA35.203153151
62Pomona, CA34.85573169
63Sunnyvale, CA34.826942136
64Oakland, CA34.761110190
65Hayward, CA34.662149174
66Joliet, IL34.376846141
67Glendale, AZ34.331577721
68Dayton, OH34.2911745109
69Madison, WI34.171775845
70Miramar, FL34.093050167
71Moreno Valley, CA33.86906882
72Lincoln, NE33.646311429
73Portland, OR33.628559115
74Cape Coral, FL33.5617729155
75Birmingham, AL33.081776163
76Albuquerque, NM32.951639416
77Bridgeport, CT32.876674114
78Fremont, CA32.824871139
78Las Vegas, NV32.827713510
80McAllen, TX32.731588158
81Montgomery, AL32.5217743106
82Hialeah, FL32.449716198
83Peoria, AZ32.431328544
84Metairie, LA32.223251186
85Riverside, CA32.04728397
86Norfolk, VA31.955210681
87Scottsdale, AZ31.307513832
88Aurora, CO31.221049660
89Austin, TX31.17991559
90Palmdale, CA31.131248772
90Chandler, AZ31.1315911226
92Midland, TX30.951168295
93Fullerton, CA30.8314143127
94Chesapeake, VA30.7910014915
95Huntsville, AL30.671459851
96Tucson, AZ30.5711111546
97Atlanta, GA30.1913010458
98Tulsa, OK29.9617710539
99Raleigh, NC29.7614012440
100Henderson, NV29.5717113423
101Boise, ID29.529611969
102Sioux Falls, SD29.5117710841
103Grand Rapids, MI29.481779159
104St. Louis, MO29.464167154
105Winston-Salem, NC29.4410397105
106McKinney, TX29.405175180
107Killeen, TX29.3811910188
108Rockford, IL29.2512078135
109Oxnard, CA29.2035123129
110Santa Ana, CA29.165772182
111Salinas, CA29.153670193
112Santa Clarita, CA29.1139109153
113San Bernardino, CA28.956479168
114Spring Valley, NV28.858984132
115Seattle, WA28.6637141120
116Omaha, NE28.6214215433
117Lubbock, TX28.5717712042
118Jacksonville, FL28.4517011861
119Jackson, MS28.3917711747
120Fayetteville, NC28.381779285
121Garland, TX28.354915899
122Columbus, GA28.1514413054
122Irving, TX28.1515512555
124Fresno, CA27.7446116156
124Fort Wayne, IN27.7417789108
126Macon, GA27.7012216938
127Charlotte, NC27.689316257
128Chattanooga, TN27.5813814850
129Paradise, NV27.539812176
130Buffalo, NY27.37107111123
131Indianapolis, IN27.3012514474
132Amarillo, TX27.13148122103
133Little Rock, AR27.108416567
134Toledo, OH26.7460140134
135Rochester, NY26.728815792
136Durham, NC26.708017179
137Chula Vista, CA26.62110107144
138Frisco, TX26.6013681165
139Wichita, KS26.4614313993
140San Antonio, TX26.4215418618
140Anchorage, AK26.4217780147
142North Las Vegas, NV26.28156126104
143Arlington, TX26.2017414768
144San Diego, CA26.1973128145
145Grand Prairie, TX25.758217490
146Virginia Beach, VA25.6815215286
147Des Moines, IA25.45149113142
148Shreveport, LA25.4454136163
149Knoxville, TN25.428117883
150New Orleans, LA25.377886189
151Oklahoma City, OK25.3417315091
152Minneapolis, MN25.1255168138
153Yonkers, NY25.1086142143
154Akron, OH25.03147103161
155Corpus Christi, TX25.0012917087
156Kansas City, MO24.819418375
157Nashville, TN24.6710117798
158Mesa, AZ24.36158136128
159St. Paul, MN24.26121156125
160El Paso, TX24.25176132122
161Louisville, KY24.12114166117
162Bakersfield, CA24.03106153140
163Fontana, CA23.6292145162
164Hollywood, FL23.5816593185
165Worcester, MA23.57139127160
166Jersey City, NJ23.565690197
167Garden Grove, CA23.5213190166
168Mobile, AL23.32141161130
169Torrance, CA23.1616599184
170Newark, NJ23.12164164118
171Sunrise Manor, NV23.11177133121
172Port St. Lucie, FL22.74177129146
173Dallas, TX22.73161173119
174Columbus, OH22.5612818970
175Fort Worth, TX22.5315118777
176Milwaukee, WI22.12109179133
177Chicago, IL21.8661172179
177Houston, TX21.8613319656
179Stockton, CA21.7287160178
180Springfield, MA21.4170182164
181Pasadena, CA21.02165146175
182Baltimore, MD20.88172181131
183Laredo, TX20.71160151176
184Paterson, NJ20.6767184171
185Anaheim, CA20.54177159157
186Phoenix, AZ19.86162194102
187Memphis, TN19.68150192112
188Washington, DC19.24115176183
189Enterprise, NV19.2317718819
190San Jose, CA19.01113185170
191Boston, MA18.1959175196
192Philadelphia, PA18.18102180188
193Cleveland, OH17.72108195159
194Augusta, GA16.70146197150
195Los Angeles, CA13.89134193192
196San Francisco, CA13.4847200195
197Detroit, MI13.20175191191
198Brownsville, TX11.66177198187
199Honolulu, HI11.62177163199
200New York, NY6.40135199200
infographic depicting the best and worst cities for cat lovers

Highlights and Lowlights

Orlando: The Most Magical Place on Earth for Cats, Too

A certain mouse better watch out — Orlando is the cat capital of 2021. The City Beautiful earned the No. 1 spot in both our overall ranking and the Housing and Accommodations category. Whether you’re happy at home or ready to get away from all the tourists, Orlando has a place for your kitty with a good share of cat-friendly rental homes (No. 26), boarding establishments (No. 1), and cat sitters (No. 1).

O-Town is pawsome even for cat lovers who can’t take on the responsibility of owning a pet. The city ranked No. 1 in cat cafes, where you can spend endless time playing with cute kitties without having to take care of them yourself. Plus, Orlando ranked No. 53 for animal shelters, where you can volunteer and show love to homeless cats who need it most.   

If you’re only visiting Orlando, don’t expect to make it a va-CAT-ion. Orlando is surprisingly lacking in pet-friendly hotels, at No. 147. Ironic, you might say, for one of the world’s most popular vacation spots. 

New York City Says No More Kitties

You’d think the City That Never Sleeps would make a great home for cats and their nocturnal habits, but no. New York City finished dead last in our overall ranking. NYC simply doesn’t have enough pet stores (No. 171), veterinarians (No. 191), or cat sitters (No. 185) to satisfy its hundreds of thousands of cat owners‘ needs. 

Even finding a place — especially one spacious enough — for you and your cat to live can be a struggle in the Big Apple. NYC ranked near the bottom again (No. 194) for cat-friendly rental properties per 100,000 residents and last for average home square footage — the city is notorious for lack of space. 

While full-time cat owners might find life difficult in NYC, casual cat lovers can still enjoy the City of Dreams. NYC outnumbers 170 of America’s biggest cities in cat cafes.

Best Cities for Part-Time Cat Lovers 

Like New York City, many of the biggest cities in the U.S. don’t accommodate people who own cats, but they’re great for cat lovers looking for a quick fix. Out of the 10 largest cities in the country, seven of them fell to the bottom of our overall list but ranked high for cat cafes. 

Los Angeles, the second largest U.S. city after NYC, ranked No. 195 overall but No. 28 in cat cafes. We found the same pattern in Chicago, Houston, Phoenix, Philadelphia, and San Jose. 

Post-pandemic, Americans are busier than ever — many of us are working an extra three hours every day — and, as usual, people in major metropolitan areas have more to do than most. But a busy schedule doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the therapeutic benefits of spending time with cats. That’s why we have cat cafes! You can sit back and enjoy a biscuit (the cafe kind and the cat kind) without the time commitment of owning a pet. 

Cat-lifornia Dreaming

There must be something catty in the air on the West Coast, because eight of the top 20 cities for cat lovers are in California. Golden State cities took the No. 1 spots in two of the three categories we measured: Irvine for Supplies and Care and Oakland for Access and Community.

California dominated in the number of pet stores, veterinarians, and animal shelters per 100,000 residents, too. Plus, after Orlando, the California cities Long Beach and Orange boast the second and third most cat sitters when adjusted for population size. 

All in all, if you want to settle down somewhere with all the amen-kitties your cats could need, you have loads of options in the Golden State. Just avoid the larger cities of San Francisco (No. 196) and Los Angeles (No. 195). 

Ask The Experts

The past year has been strange for all of us, and that includes our cats. What have all the quarantines and lockdowns meant for our favorite felines? We asked the experts.

  1. How has COVID-19 affected cat adoption trends? Do you foresee a change in adoption numbers now that life is returning to normal?
  2. Will more cats suffer from separation anxiety this year after getting used to their owners being home all the time in 2020? Why or why not? What can cat owners do to help soothe cats with separation anxiety?
  3. What advice would you give cat owners who are worried about being too busy to show their pets enough care, love, and attention now that life is returning to normal?
  4. What are your three best tips on how to make working from home with cats easier?
  5. What are the most prominent feline diseases or medical complications cat owners should look out for right now?
Katherine A. Houpt, VMD, PhD
James Law Professor of Behavior Medicine – Emeritus
Diane Delmain, DVM, DABVP Feline
Assistant Clinical Professor
Nancy A. Dreschel, DVM, PhD
Associate Teaching Professor, Animal Science
Alison Meindl
Assistant Professor, Community Practice
Dawn M. Spangler, DVM, MS
Associate Professor of Shelter Medicine
Katherine A. Houpt, VMD, PhD
James Law Professor of Behavior Medicine – Emeritus
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine

Will more cats suffer from separation anxiety this year after getting used to their owners being home all the time in 2020? Why or why not?

In my experience, cats do not usually suffer from separation anxiety unless the owner is gone overnight, so I do not expect an increase in cases.

What can cat owners do to help soothe cats with separation anxiety?

Do not get another cat. Cats usually do not take well to the addition of another cat, and the cat misses you, not a cat.

What advice would you give cat owners who are worried about being too busy to show their pets enough care, love, and attention now that life is returning to normal?

People should have enough time for a play session and a grooming (petting) session. Cat trees, feed-dispensing toys, and cat TV can help enrich the cat’s life while you work.

What are your three best tips on how to make working from home with cats easier?

  1. Have a play session with a laser pointer or fishing pole toy.
  2. Give the cat a nice grooming, not combing, which hurts if there are knots in his fur, but rub his cheeks and under his chin with your hands.
  3. Give the cat a nice, soft place to sleep next to your computer. They like to hang around the computer, especially when it is cold because the computer is warm.

What are the most prominent feline diseases or medical complications cat owners should look out for right now?

Better check with a general practitioner. Diabetes, secondary to obesity, is the most common preventable feline malady.

Diane Delmain, DVM, DABVP Feline
Assistant Clinical Professor
Auburn University

How has COVID-19 affected cat adoption trends? Do you foresee a change in adoption numbers now that life is returning to normal?

COVID-19 and staying at home have made people more appreciative of pets and increased adoptions overall. I believe that is a societal shift and think that people will continue wanting feline companions to share their lives. Cats are a bit like potato chips: It is hard to stop at one.

Will more cats suffer from separation anxiety this year after getting used to their owners being home all the time in 2020? Why or why not? What can cat owners do to help soothe cats with separation anxiety?

Cats bond more strongly with their people than many folks realize, and transitioning to being left all day will be difficult for some. It is important for cat owners to interact and play with their cats when they are home.

When people leave, it is great to give the cats something to do. Cats love activities that mimic hunting, so toys and food puzzles are an excellent idea.

What advice would you give cat owners who are worried about being too busy to show their pets enough care, love, and attention now that life is returning to normal?

It is really important to make sure that the cat has some entertainment in the environment: toys, food puzzles, cat trees, or window perches. Cats are very good at getting attention when they want it, and I think these people will find their kitties sharing their laps as needed.

What are your three best tips on how to make working from home with cats easier?

Cats are a great asset when working at home. They love the warmth of computers and hanging out with their people. It has been shown that petting a cat can reduce blood pressure, which can certainly be beneficial for some at-home workers.

Many of us find the cats zooming through Zoom makes meetings much better. Work is just better with cats.

What are the most prominent feline diseases or medical complications cat owners should look out for right now?

Many cat diseases and illnesses can have similar symptoms, which is frustrating. Cats are masters of disguise when they are sick and tend to hide illness until they are actually pretty sick. This served them well in the wild but can be challenging for owners and veterinarians.

Decreased appetite, weight loss, and vomiting are common in many illnesses. Other signs of problems include coughing, sneezing, or changes in behavior, drinking, or urination. If a cat is not urinating, it is an emergency, and he should be taken to a veterinarian immediately.

Nancy A. Dreschel, DVM, PhD
Associate Teaching Professor, Animal Science
Penn State University

How has COVID-19 affected cat adoption trends? Do you foresee a change in adoption numbers now that life is returning to normal?

Recent studies indicate that there was an increased interest in pet adoption world-wide in the early stages of the pandemic, and that has remained high for cats.

Figuring out how that has translated into actual adoption numbers is harder to get a handle on because other factors such as increased foster care for pets, decreased intakes into shelters (people keeping pets that they might have given up in previous years), and difficulty obtaining clear numbers from shelters complicates the pet adoption picture.

Will more cats suffer from separation anxiety this year after getting used to their owners being home all the time in 2020? Why or why not? What can cat owners do to help soothe cats with separation anxiety?

This is a reasonable concern. We don’t know as much about separation anxiety in cats as we do in dogs, since their signs tend to be more subtle. A cat with separation anxiety is more likely to meow a lot, groom more, be more clingy when you are around, and have litter box issues.

While many factors can affect separation anxiety in cats, such as genetics, early life history, and age; a change in routine can also trigger a cat to start exhibiting signs. I think cats that have been accustomed to their owners being around 24/7 during the pandemic (and often catering to their every whim) are going to have challenges when their people return to work.

What advice would you give cat owners who are worried about being too busy to show their pets enough care, love, and attention now that life is returning to normal?

It’s important to spend some quality time with your pets each day. Try to engage your cat in some active play, running up and down the stairs or chasing a cat toy.

Feeding them, playing with them, and cleaning their litter boxes at a similar time every day will help to keep them on schedule. Providing interactive toys, puzzle feeders and window perches to help keep them busy while you’re gone.

What are your three best tips on how to make working from home with cats easier?

  1. While it’s really nice to have your cat on your lap while you work, keep in mind that petting and any kind of attention can be reinforcing. Cats can be really demanding. As soon as you give in to them crying or wanting to sit on your lap while you’re working, you’ve just reinforced them for interrupting you.
  2. Feed them at regular times when you aren’t working. If you fall into the trap of feeding them when you have meetings or important job responsibilities, they will start expecting food every time you start talking.
  3. Don’t be afraid to give your cats (and you) some “alone time”. It is ok to shut the door occasionally. I’ve loved the time that I’ve spent with my pets during the pandemic (and my students have enjoyed watching my cat walk across my keyboard and knock things off the shelves behind me during class) but I’m also trying to prepare them for when I return to working full time out of the house.

What are the most prominent feline diseases or medical complications cat owners should look out for right now?

A lot of this depends on the lifestyle of the cat. Cats with access to the outdoors are more likely to get infectious diseases or injuries, while indoor cats may be more likely to show stress related diseases or behaviors if their environment isn’t stimulating enough.

Obesity is one of the major concerns of cats in the U.S. regardless of lifestyle, and predisposes them to all kinds of other diseases, such as heart, lung, skeletal, and metabolic diseases, such as diabetes. Just like us, controlling our cats’ food intake, increasing their activity and making sure they are well vaccinated will go a long way in keeping them healthy.

Alison Meindl
Assistant Professor, Community Practice
Colorado State University

How has COVID-19 affected cat adoption trends? Do you foresee a change in adoption numbers now that life is returning to normal?

I do think that COVID-19 and the associated social isolation increased the adoption numbers for both cats and dogs. I do wonder if that uptick will level out now that people are returning to work and travel.

Will more cats suffer from separation anxiety this year after getting used to their owners being home all the time in 2020? Why or why not? What can cat owners do to help soothe cats with separation anxiety?

I don’t think cats are as prone to separation anxiety as dogs are, but it certainly is dependent on each cat’s individual personality. Cats tend to be more independent than dogs and don’t seek out social interaction to the extent of most dogs.

If owners do notice that their cats are struggling with separation anxiety, they can increase the environmental enrichment available to their cat when they are alone. Some things to consider would be food puzzles, interactive toys, or just ensuring that the cat has a comfortable perch where they can sit and look out the window.

What advice would you give cat owners who are worried about being too busy to show their pets enough care, love, and attention now that life is returning to normal?

I think it is important to devote some time during the day to any pet, so whether that be a few minutes of play time after the owner returns from work or some cuddling on the couch while watching TV at night.

It will be important for owners to give their cat some attention, even when their days get hectic.

What are your three best tips on how to make working from home with cats easier?

  1. Ensure that your cat has a comfortable place to relax that will not interfere with your work.
  2. If your cat consistently asks for food, consider food puzzles that will keep them busy.
  3. If your cat likes to be brushed or petted, these are great stress-relieving activities to build into your workday.

What are the most prominent feline diseases or medical complications cat owners should look out for right now?

The most common feline diseases I see in my practice are kidney disease, hyperthyroidism, and feline lower urinary tract disease. Any time a cat is acting abnormally (not eating, drinking more than normal, urinating more or less than normal, losing weight, vomiting, having diarrhea), it is best to make an appointment with your veterinarian.

Dawn M. Spangler, DVM, MS
Associate Professor of Shelter Medicine
Lincoln Memorial University College of Veterinary Medicine

How has COVID-19 affected cat adoption trends? Do you foresee a change in adoption numbers now that life is returning to normal?

According to the data from shelteranimalscount.org, the cat adoption rate in March of 2020 increased by 17% over the previous March. There was an overall increase by 9% for cat adoptions in 2020 from the previous year.

My opinion is that adoption rates will stabilize and return to pre-pandemic numbers.

I have been seeing that organizations are reporting pre-pandemic numbers for the intake of animals.

Will more cats suffer from separation anxiety this year after getting used to their owners being home all the time in 2020? Why or why not? What can cat owners do to help soothe cats with separation anxiety?

Cats probably suffered more having us home. With cats being solitary creatures and often less social than dogs, having us around all of the time may have been stressful for them and they are happy to see us go back to work.

However, some sensitive cats may develop separation anxiety as we change back to pre-pandemic routines. Some things you can do to help minimize this include providing them toys (focusing on toys they prefer), feeding puzzles or hiding food around the house for them to “hunt”, pheromone plug-ins (such as Feliway ®), leaving the radio and TV on for background noise, and treat dispensing devices with video and voice.

Also, be sure to provide daily play sessions to tire them out both physically and mentally. This will help reduce their stress, which can help reduce separation anxiety.

What advice would you give cat owners who are worried about being too busy to show their pets enough care, love, and attention now that life is returning to normal?

Be sure to set aside a time daily to interact with the cat, such as having a 15-20 minute play session to help them release some energy and mentally stimulate them, feeding them a special favorite treat, or grooming them.

Put it on your calendar to remind you daily.

What are your three best tips on how to make working from home with cats easier?

  1. In your workspace, give them a soft bed or pillow for them to lay on if they want to be near you.
  2. Daily play sessions to tire them out. Taking a short work break and playing with them is good for you and the cat. Give them toys and interactive treat dispensers to keep them engaged while you are busy.
  3. Keep them in a separate area or room during working hours or during important online meetings, when you do not want your cat making a surprise appearance walking across your computer screen.

What are the most prominent feline diseases or medical complications cat owners should look out for right now?

  • Inappropriate elimination (urinating outside the litter box) can result from several issues. Stress is a big component of urinary issues in cats. It can lead to a painful bladder that causes them to urinate outside the litter box and potentially develop urinary obstruction which can be life threatening.

    Symptoms can also include visiting the litter box frequently, straining to urinate, and crying out during urination.

  • Gastrointestinal issues, like vomiting and diarrhea, can result from things such as a foreign body (eating something they should not such as yarn or a toy), stress, and diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease and gastritis.
  • Skin issues such as hair loss and itching are signs that owners should monitor their pets for that could indicate allergies, stress, or external parasites. Monthly preventives should be used to prevent flea infestations.

    Hair loss without any external parasites could be from overgrooming due to stress or allergies to things in the environment such as food or dust mites.

Should you see any of the above symptoms in your pet, please contact your veterinarian to schedule an exam to have the issues diagnosed and treated. This can prevent the condition from worsening resulting in welfare concerns for your pet. This is important to get your cat back to her healthy, happy self.

Methodology

We ranked the 200 largest U.S. cities from best (No. 1) to worst (No. 200) based on their overall scores (out of 100 possible points), averaged across the weighted metrics below.

Metric NameWeightingMin. ValueMax. ValueBest
Access and Community
Animal Shelters per 100,000 Residents203.53Max. Value
Cat Cafes per 100,000 Residents100.71Max. Value
Supplies and Care
Pet Stores per 100,000 Residents2022.97Max. Value
Veterinarians per 100,000 Residents30.4835.88Max. Value
Animal Hospitals per 100,000 Residents201.8Max. Value
Cat Sitters per 100,000 Residents2067.66Max. Value
Median Per-Visit Cat Sitter Rate2$8.00$21.91Min. Value
Housing and Accommodations
Average Home Square Footage2850 sq. ft.2,404 sq. ft.Max. Value
Share of Cat-Friendly Rental Homes29.76%71.59%Max. Value
Pet-Friendly Hotels per 100,000 Residents15.52%68.09%Max. Value
Cat Boarding Establishments per 100,000 Residents20.8134.18Max. Value

Sources: CatTipper.com, Cat Wisdom 101, Hauspanther, Homes.com, PetSitter.com, rent.com, Sittercity, Tripadvisor, VCA Animal Hospital, and Yelp

Main Photo Credit: Oleksandr Byrka / Shutterstock

Jordan Ardoin

Jordan Ardoin

Jordan Ardoin is a writer and indoor plant enthusiast hailing from Florida. In her spare time, she enjoys chasing her two cats around the house and trying to keep her houseplants alive.